West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Hold Open Auditions for Oompa-Loompas | Playbill

News West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Hold Open Auditions for Oompa-Loompas The West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, is to hold open auditions for the first time, to find performers to play the iconic roles of the Oompa-Loompas for the 2016-17 West End company.

The auditions will be held Oct. 26 at London's Dominion Theatre, with auditions for female performers from 10 AM and for male performers from 2 PM.

The creative team is looking for technically strong dancers, highly skilled in a range of styles including ballet, street, hip-hop, disco and tap. Alongside dance technique, the team will be looking out for performers with personality and excellent facial and character skills.

Initially a dance call only, strong singing voices will be required for any recalls. Attendees must be aged 18 years or older, eligible to work in the U.K. and having a playing age of 18 – early 30s. Performers of all backgrounds and ethnic groups are encouraged to attend.

Auditioners should bring tight fitting dance clothes, ballet shoes, trainers and kneepads as well as a C.V. and headshot stapled together.

In a press statement, the shows' resident choreographer Chris Piper commented, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remains one of the most popular and successful musicals in the West End. This is a brilliant opportunity for performers to appear onstage as an Oompa-Loompa, one of Dahl's most recognisable characters. We're searching for dancers with exceptional technical and performance skills who can embody their cheeky personality and entertain our audiences night after night." For further details on the show, which is now booking through June 4, 2016, visit www.CharlieandtheChocolateFactory.com.

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